Although Wilton Windmill is the top of a hill and can be seen from miles around, it can actually be quite difficult to find once you are closer to the site. When you come along the lane (Wilton Hill), once you get to a layby, you have reached the entrance to the Windmill.
The Windmill itself is set off the lane and is hidden from view at the entrance by trees and hedges. A short walk down the pathway, turn right and there it is in all its glory!
Wilton Windmill is located on the edge of the village of Wilton, near Marlborough (not Salisbury!) off the A338 between Hungerford and Burbage in Wiltshire.The postcode for satnav purposes is SN8 3SW.
The windmill is easily accessed by rail, either from the West Country or from London and Reading in the east, using the Great Western Railway service which runs between London Paddington and Penzance. You should get off at Bedwyn Station, from where you can walk or cycle the 3.5km to the mill. There are some hills! You can also walk from Great Bedwyn along the towpath then turn left at Crofton Crossing up the Roman Road. (See Windmill Walks page) or catch the Route 22 bus which drops you off at The Swan in Wilton.
The Windmill is open for guided tours and refreshments from Easter Saturday to the end of September on Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays from 2pm to 5pm. The shepherd’s hut shop, Granary and toilets are also open at these times.
Outside these hours, you are welcome to visit the site and view the Windmill and the Granary from the outside – please note that the shop will not be open and the toilets may not be available.
We have a lovely picnic area which you can use at any time during the day, apart from on special event days or Open Days (Check the calendar).
We hope that you enjoy your visit to the Windmill which is run entirely by volunteers and that you are able to make a contribution to the donations box situated by the entrance gates. You can also donate on this website or join the Wilton Windmill Society to help keep this Wiltshire treasure open to everyone.
Please note that access to all the floors of the windmill is via steep steps and so is not suitable for everyone. The ground floor display area is accessible and does not involve steps.
Charges 2022 - we accept cash or debit/credit cards in the Shepherd's hut shop:
|Child (accompanied by adult)||Free|
|Group (pre-booked) - Child||£2.00 per ticket (minimum charge of £25 applies)|
|Group (pre-booked) - Adult||£3.00 per ticket (minimum charge of £25 applies)|